Chandannagar, formerly spelled as Chandernagore (Bengali:চন্দননগরChôndônnôgôr, French:Chandernagor), is a Corporation city and former French colony located 35 kilometers (22mi) north of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India. It is headquarters of a subdivision in Hooghly District. It is one of the 7 municipal corporations in West Bengal. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Located on the Hooghly River, the city has been able to maintain a separate identity different from all other cities and abide by her own characteristics. The total area is 19 square kilometers (7.3sqmi), and had a population of 166,867 at the 2011 Census. Chandannagar is connected to Kolkata by railway, roadways and river and it takes about an hour to reach there by car.
Origin of name of chandannagar
The name Chandannagar is possibly derived from the shape of the bank of the river Ganges which is bent like a half moon (in Bengali, Chand means moon and Nagar implies city). In some old documents the spelling of Chandannagar was Chandernagore which probably came from Chandra Nagar. To mention, Chandra is the Bengali of Moon. Others believe it might have been taken from the flourishing trade and business of sandal wood (Bengali:Chandan) at that time.
One more reason behind the name is, in Chandernagore there is a temple of Goddess 'Chandi'. So it might come from there. But earlier people knew the place by the name Farasdanga as it was a French colony (Bengali: Farasi means French, danga means land).
Hoping to get a good salary that will solve the financial difficulties in life, three women from Ambedkar Nagar in MarketYard area of Pune went to Saudi Arabia for \u2018work\u2019 through a few agents in Mumbai... We came to know about an opportunity in a foreign country from a woman in the Chandan Nagar area ... Salaries were not paid. We were insulted.
...Delhi’s Malviya Nagar late on Tuesday, the police today ... Deputy commissioner of police (south) Chandan Chowdhary said that the complainant, a resident of Chanakyapuri, came to Malviya Nagar police station on Wednesday and gave a written complaint regarding the assault and robbery.
Fences installed on the banks of Budhha Nullah on the verge of collapsing into the drain near Chandan Nagar in Ludhiana... Sanjeev, resident of Chandan Nagar, stated, “The fencing, starting from the Chandan Nagar stretch, is inclined and vulnerable, with some parts possibly falling into the nullah.
Among the areas worst-affected by waterlogging were Sherpur Chowk, Samrala road, Chandigarh road, Giaspura, JalandharBypass, Ferozepur road, Haibowal, Dhandari Khurd, Chandan Nagar, and Shivpuri among others.
Police have booked two persons under the Foreigners Act for facilitating her illegal stay in India...Initial police investigation following her death has revealed that she did not have a valid visa ... 'Our initial information suggests that the woman was rescued by Pune city police from a flesh trade racket operating from Chandan Nagar area last year ... .
The Pune city police arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly committing thefts at night ... A theft case was registered at Chandan Nagar police station. Senior inspector Rajendra Landage initiated a probe into the case ... .
According to the Chandan Nagar Commissionerate, "On the basis of source information, DD and UttarparaPolice Station team conducted raid at Uttarpara and Serampore Police Station area and seized cash of Rs 13,90,400 and gold approx 110 gm."The officials added that the accused ...
A 22-year-old woman was beaten to death with an iron rod in broad daylight, allegedly by a man whose marriage proposal her family had recently turned down, inside a park in South Delhi's Malviya Nagar on Friday afternoon, police said ... She used to attend stenography coaching in Malviya Nagar, police said.